Heritage is something we do pretty well in Britain. Probably, if we had to lay bets on it, better than anyone else. We’ve got loads of the stuff: show us a chateaux and we’ll raise you a castle. Or several. Kings n Queens n Heraldry and all that? Bring it on. At Great Escape Cars we are located pretty much slap bang among some of the most popular Heritage Tourism in the country – Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Stratford and of course that mecca of British motoring, The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon. Despite this panapoly of four-wheeled and static riches we’ve never actually run a heritage-themed driving day. And so now we have.
Our aptly named Heritage Motor Day is all about the best of Britain – some of its best cars, some of its best countryside and sights and of course the mecca to British motoring. It takes place on 31st August Bank Holiday Monday and includes a drive through the Cotswolds, Worcestershire and Warwickshire behind the wheel of five different classic cars. We’ll be featuring the Jaguar Mk2, E Type, Mini Cooper replica, Triumph Herald convertible, MGB GT and Jensen Interceptor, all British made classics (albeit with some American bits thrown in for good measure).
The drive includes a break for lunch at the Heritage Motor Centre, including a personal tour of the museum by one of the curators. If you’ve been before you’ll know that this is the museum is hugely diverting, mixing familiar British classics with plenty of unique prototypes. It’s fascinating and worthy of repeat visits.
We’re limiting the event to 12 people and we have places available for drivers and passengers: so you can come along on your own or bring a friend or partner. Drivers are £249 and passengers £99.
Here’s what you get:
120 mile guided drive from 9.30am to around 5pm
Drive 5 classic cars
Entry to Heritage Motor Centre and personal tour
Route maps and guides
Light breakfast on arrival and refreshments during the day
1 hour free driving time on return to unit to drive any of the cars
Great Escape Cars back up and management team accompanying you on the day
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